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This marble discus was once decorated with a painted tondo, 0.0613m. in diameter in the center, but the composition (once perceived as a horseman riding to the right with a lance) is now illegible. Condition: A substantial area is missing at the middle of the inscription and two large chips have...

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Inscription

"From the [funeral games at the ] burial mounds [eris]" (EKTONE[RI]ON) ΕΚΤΟΝΕ[ΡΙ]ΟΝ

Provenance

Before 1928: Edward Perry Warren Collection; by 1929: with Sotheby's; sold at Sotheby's auction, May 1929, lot 89; by 1929: Albert Gallatin Collection; loaned by Albert Gallatin to the Metropolitan Museum of Art from March 14, 1930 to May 26, 1947 (letter of August 19, 1969 from Henry R. Immerwahr); 1947: returned to Albert F. Gallatin Collection; loaned by Albert F. Gallatin to MFA, September 18, 1948 (as 192.48); by 1973: Catherine Gallatin Collection; partial purchase by MFA from Catherine Gallatin and partial gift of Catherine Gallatin to MFA, December 16, 1987

Credit Line

Gifts in memory of Albert Gallatin

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 006.

Dimensions

Diameter 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.), Weight (as preserved): 6.63 kg (14 lbs. 10 oz.)

Accession Number

1987.621

Medium or Technique

Marble, possibly from Mt. Hymettus in Attica

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture